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Wichita State Shockers vs Missouri State Bears Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Missouri State BearsWichita State Shockers
19-10March 01, 2014, 04:00 | Charles Koch Arena30-0

The Wichita State Shockers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Missouri State Bears at Charles Koch Arena in NCAA basketball action.

Wichita State battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 19-10 mark (13-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-13 for the Shockers and 13-10 for the Bears.

View Missouri State Bears vs Wichita State Shockers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Wichita State in this one found them as -16.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Shockers - Bears odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wichita State is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri State is at No. 102.

Missouri State was a 72-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Christian Kirk scored 16 points leading the Bears to a 72-56 victory over Loyola of Chicago at JQH Arena on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wichita State has the nation's No. 54-rated offensive output, at 75.6 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 113 allowing on average 69.03 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 45.53% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.27% per game.

A few Bears at Shockers trends to consider:
Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Missouri State's last 7 games
Missouri State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri State's last 7 games on the road
Wichita State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home